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'''David Robert Jones''' (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as '''David Bowie''' (), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades, acclaimed by critics and fellow musicians for his innovative work. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, his music and stagecraft significantly influencing popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at 140 million albums worldwide, made him one of the List of best-selling music artists|world's best-selling music artists. In the UK, he was awarded nine platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, releasing List of artists by number of UK Albums Chart number ones|eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Born in Brixton, South London, Bowie developed an...
Birth nameDavid Robert Jones
Birth date{{Birth date|df=yes|1947|1|8}}
Birth placeBrixton, London, England
Death date{{Death date and age|df=yes|2016|1|10|1947|1|8}}
Death placeNew York City, U.S.
Death causeLiver cancer
Resting placeAshes scattered in Bali{{cite news|last=Woolf|first=Nicky|url=https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jan/29/david-bowie-will-details-millions-estate-wife-children-bali|title=David Bowie's Will Detailed, Ashes Scattered in Bali|work=The Guardian|date=|accessdate=7 May 2016}}
Occupation{{hlist|Singer|songwriter|actor}}
Years active1962–2006, 2013–2016
Spouse{{ubl|{{marriage|Angie Bowie|Angie Barnett
|19 March 1970|8 February 1980|end=divorced}}|{{marriage|Iman (model)|Iman
|24 April 1992|}}}}
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